I spent most of the week at work doing this:
With this guy:
So my post-work motivation was kind of low all week.
I guess that is just an excuse. But anyway, that is my excuse for feeling like putting on sweatpants and sitting on the couch after work instead of bundling up and venturing out into the snowy darkness for a run, or hopping on the trainer.
But I did it, even if some of it started kind of half-assed.
I did it.
And I am glad that I did.
The hardest 3 steps of any workout are always the ones out the door (or up the stairs to the trainer).
It is always worth it.
One time this week, I started out really soft pedaling on my trainer. I wanted to be on my couch with Porter. But after about 15 minutes, something clicked, and I dropped into aero and finished the workout in Zone 2.
Just as planned.
I think pushing through those little dips in motivation are like cresting a tough hill. If you put your head down and get it done, one way or another, you eventually will end up at the top of the thing.
Once at the top you can enjoy the fruits of your hard work, looking back on what you did and…well, feel pretty darn good about it.
Let’s face it, it always feels better to do a workout (even if it is something as simple as an hour on the trainer or 30 minutes running in the cold dark) than it does to blow one off.
Having a race coming up soon really helps with the winter doldrums.
I am super excited about my first race of the year, the 10 Mile Mid-Winter Classic. We will see about a PR (I hope, but who knows?), but I am really excited about seeing a lot of my blogger, twitter, and triathlon friends. Plus, I am volunteering at the packet pick up, which is always fun.
Let me know if you are going to be there, I would love to hook up!
Thanks for reading!